Understanding Birth Injury Claims
While minor trauma is often inevitable during a natural childbirth, there are certain situations stemming from medical malpractice or negligence that may cause serious birth injuries to occur. A birth injury of this kind may affect a child for life, leading to an inability to lead a normal life and provide for oneself.
Some of the Birth Injury Cases We Can Help With
Pregnancy and the birthing process are supposed to be one of the most joyous celebrations of life that a family can go through. Should this not go according to plan, especially should a medical professional ne negligent or careless in any way, it can be anything from inconvenient to terrifying or even tragic. At our firm, we are here to help represent the interests of the victims of these types of birth injuries and will go above and beyond in our efforts to ensure that justice is demanded on their behalf.
Call us today if your child has suffered from a birth injury, such as these:
During the birthing process and immediately after, it is essential that a child receives the proper levels of oxygen. If for whatever reason they do not, it can result in asphyxiation. If the symptoms of this condition are not properly diagnosed and immediately treated, it can lead to permanent damage.
The brachial plexus is a nerve that runs from spine to neck and can become the source of severe injury during a difficult childbirth. Should this become torn or stretched, it can lead to partial or total paralysis or severe weakness in the arm. This can lead to the need for lifelong medical attention and support.
One of the most severe forms of birth injury is known as Cerebral palsy, which is actually an umbrella term discussing a group of disorders targeting the brain and nervous system. Cerebral palsy causes can range from brain infection to jaundice with
symptoms that include tremors, floppy muscles and weakness.
The condition of Erb's palsy occurs when the nerves in the upper arm are injured. This can lead to a paralysis of one arm or just general weakness. In some mild versions, this can heal on its own, however, should it be a more severe injury, it may require extensive physical therapy and even surgery.
In some cases, an injury to the child during pregnancy or childbirth can stunt or even permanently stop the growth of their brain. When this occurs, a child can have a brain that is two standard deviations smaller than normal, resulting in severe consequences, such as mental retardation, hyperactivity and seizures.
About Birth Injuries in Los Angeles, CA
There are numerous types of birth injuries that may range in severity. At times, minor birth injuries or trauma will heal on their own. Other birth injuries are non-progressive, but are currently untreatable. Regardless, however, you can trust that our firm will stop at nothing in our efforts to protect your rights. The attorneys at our law offices handle all types of birth injury claims in Los Angeles, including those stemming from:
- Medication error
- Delayed c-section
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum
- Partial or total paralysis
- Brain damage
- Developmental delays
- Mental retardation
If you and your child went through a complicated delivery and birth injury resulted, please do not hesitate to contact Pacific Attorney Group. You may have the right to take legal action against the doctor or other medical professional responsible for your child's injuries, but you have a limited time to do so. Our firm offers a free initial case review, and we will be happy to talk to you in order to determine exactly how we can help.